Garrison, Minn. - February 6, 2017 - Garrison Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chapter will host its 13th Annual Fishing for Ducks Ice Fishing Contest Saturday, Feb. 18 at Mille Lacs Lake - Garrison Bay in Garrison, Minn., to help raise funds for the organization's wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission.


Gates will open at 9 a.m., and the contest will begin at noon. There will be more than $100,000 in prizes. First place fish (by weight) takes home $20,000, and the top 100 fish (by weight) win prizes. Other on-ice raffles and games are available as well.

There is a pre-event party, Friday Night Flight hosted at the Y-Club in Garrison, Minn., and is free for all fishing contestants to attend.

Fishing Ticket Price:

  • $30 per hole (two hole max) and increases $40 after Feb 12, 2017.
  • Fishing ticket prices includes one fishing hole, a one year DU membership and a chance to win a Polaris ATV Door Prize.

"The enthusiasm by participants and volunteers for this event is like no other, said Scott Anderson, DU senior regional director. "Where else can you get more than 4,000 people to stand out on the ice in February in Minnesota? This is a one-of-a-kind event and something everyone should experience at least once."

Fishing for Ducks is DU's most-attended event in the nation, with more than 4,000 participants each year. Attendees and volunteers come from more than 20 states to participate.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to this event please contact Greg Erickson at (218) 820-0776. Tickets can also be purchased online at for a complete list of upcoming events in your area.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.8 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit

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